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Rhino Lining a deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by farmboy52787, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Just throwing this out there. Has anybody ever rhino lined a mower deck or even a Walker Mower deck? It seems like it would work right grass wouldnt stick? But if you hit a rock then it could scuff the rhino lining and would the rest start to peel? For those of you who know when mowing in sandy conditions, walker blower housings wear out do you think rhino lining would help it out or just wear right through it like the metal does? Its a very convincing product especially after seeing it on Smash Lab and the durability it has with an explosion. Looking for everybody's input. Thank you
  2. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I dont know about rhino lining but i sprayed graphite paint under my john deere i had two years ago and mowed all year only cleaning the deck a very very few times. Once you run through a dry dusty condition it will polish it right up and ur set.
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I think the liner would wear faster then the metal it self.
  4. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Rhino Lining is a very rough finish. I would think that this would collect grass faster.jmo
    Use Fluid Film, or Mow Deck
  5. farmboy1285

    farmboy1285 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    Dude you stole my name! JK If i was going to do somethng like that I would use the Duplicolor stuff they sell a advanced auto parts. Its cheap and looks easy to put on it also looks like it is a little less agressive than rhino or line-x.
  6. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    Although a great idea, in theory, but in principle you would be slowing down the "flow" of air through the GHS system result cloggs & reduced vacuuming. In the last 8 years I have used Fluid Film on all my decks undersides, the new Walker gets a healthy FF coating, at least weekly, some times more FF: GHS deck underside, blower housing internals. it shine's & no cloggs until that one little !@#$! stick gets caught sideways, oh, sorry. I got 4 years out of a John Deere F-680 MCS collection system with plastic impeller housing, and wheel. I wished for just a metal housing & impeller wheel, let alone the case harden model. Splitting hairs are we
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I thought about this a few years back. Even threw the idea around here on LS but nobody ever said much about it.
  8. thechevyman

    thechevyman LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 24

    I am not sure about the rubberized Rino Liner but LineX would be a much more durable coating.

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